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Grant Coordinators and Writers

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Grant coordinators manage all grant-funded programs for nonprofit organizations. Grant writers handle the actual creation and preparation of proposals to potential funders. In smaller organizations, both jobs may be handled by the same person. Both grant coordinators and grant writers may work for schools, local governments, social service agencies, and other organizations to oversee all aspects of grant funding. The Association of Fundraising Professionals reports that it has nearly 30,000 members employed at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including those in the arts, social service, health care, and educational fields, as well as at private consulting firms around the country.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Nonprofit Manager or Director

Grant Coordinator

Grant Writer

Entry-Level Nonprofit Worker

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